ARRL

North Texas Section - American Radio Relay League

ARES

ARRL NTX Section Emergency Coordinator:  Chris Ebert NA0D
Assistant Section Emergency Coordinators:  
John Galvin N5TIM, Jerry Goodson W5BFF, Greg Evans K5GTX, Dale Finley KB5NFT, Joseph Martin K5YFO

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)    

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. 

ARES Membership Requirements

Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES.  Every licensed amateur can participate in ARES nets within their license privileges, however, additional training and certification is required participate fully in ARES.  

The North Texas Section has adopted the West Gulf Division Standardized Training Plan.  

Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

Getting Started

Step One - Join ARES:  Download and print the ARES application.  Upon completion, submit the application to your local Emergency Coordinator (EC).  You can find your local EC by clicking on your county or area on the map below.

Step Two - NTX ARES Email Reflector:  Join the NTX ARES email reflector.  
NOTE:  You MUST be logged in to see the button below.

Step Three - ARES Book Resources:  If your EC hasn't provided you with one, start your ARES binder.  You can download and print all of the material at the ARES Book Resources page.  That page contains the ARES Operator's Manual, the Standardized ARES Taskbook adopted by the North Texas Section, and more.

Step Four - ARES Training:  Visit the ARES Training page and sign up for your FEMA SID (Student ID) number.  Record that number in your ARES Taskbook, as you will need it to complete each of the required FEMA courses.  

Step Five - Participation: Participate with your local ARES group in training, nets, and activities.

ARES Organization

There are nine ARES districts in the North Texas Section

ARRL North Texas Section Map

Archer County - District 1 Baylor County - District 1 Clay County - District 1 Jack County - District 1 Throckmorton County - District 1 Wichita County - District 1 Wilbarger County - District 1 Young County - District 1 Brown County - District 2 Comanche County - District 2 Eastland County - District 2 Erath County - District 2 Hamilton County - Distrct 2 Hood County - District 2 Mills County - District 2 Palo Pinto County - District 2 Parker County - District 2 Stephens County - District 2 Collin County - District 3 Cooke County - District 3 Denton County - District 3 Fannin County - District 3 Grayson County - District 3 Hunt County - District 3 Montague County - District 3 Wise County - District 3 Tarrant County - District 4 Ellis County - District 4 Johnson County - District 4 Dallas County - District 5 Kaufman County - District 5 Rockwall County - District 5 Bowie County - District 7 Camp County - District 7 Cass County - District 7 Delta County - District 7 Franklin County - District 7 Hopkins County - District 7 Lamar County - District 7 Morris County - District 7 Red River County - District 7 Titus County - District 7 Gregg County - District 8 Harrison County - District 8 Marion County - District 8 Nacogdoches County - District 8 Panola County - District 8 Rusk County - District 8 Shelby County - District 8 Upshur County - District 8